We all aim for a great, white smile. But it’s easier said than done. If the Hollywood smile is what you’re aiming for though, you’re probably going to be bitterly disappointed. There’s no point aiming for perfection because you won’t get there. You have to be realistic in your aims.
You can still get a great smile though, there are a lot of very easy and straightforward ways to improve it that most people don’t do. It’s about common sense and great products, with that combination, you won’t go far wrong. Here are some simple tips for getting there.
See a Dentist Regularly
Regular check ups are vital for keeping your smile in great shape. A lot of people tend to think that they can take care of their teeth from home these days. I blame all those adverts for toothbrushes and toothpaste that claim to achieve a dentist clean feel.
If you find a good dentist, they won’t just look after your smile, they’ll also identify any more serious problems that you have in your mouth. There are problems like oral cancer and abscesses that need to be treated as soon as they arise.
A lot of people have braces fitted when they’re very young, but what if that option was never given to you? Well, more and more adults are now choosing to go down this route later in life. It can be expensive but sometimes the difference it makes is immense.
Companies like Invisalign offer discreet, clear braces so you won’t even have to be embarrassed about their appearance. So, don’t rule out the option entirely.
Quit Your Bad Habits
If you smoke or drink too much, your smile is going to be damaged, as a result. Smoking is not only bad for your health, it also causes damage to your gums and yellowing to your teeth. And you don’t want that if you’re trying to improve your smile.
There is no way you can have a good smile if you smoke, so quit as soon as possible. You can find lots of help with quitting by going to see your doctor. Another option nowadays is to move onto e-cigarettes before stopping completely.
Use the Best Products Possible
A good toothbrush and a high-quality toothpaste are vital for a good smile. If your problem is that you have discoloured teeth, you should get a good whitening toothpaste that uses fluoride. An electric toothbrush is a must for most people too.
The best electric toothbrushes have been clinically proven to remove more food and more plaque from teeth than the ordinary kinds. Make sure you check reviews online before you make a purchase though because toothbrushes can be very expensive.
Practice Your Smile!
It might sound faintly ridiculous, but practicing your smile can actually be a really great way of making sure you look good in those all important family photos. Don’t be embarrassed about it. When nobody is in the house, have a look in the mirror and make sure you’re looking as good as possible. Sometimes the problem with your smile is that it just isn’t natural or organic. This can be worked on, just don’t try too hard with it!